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on January 3, 2019

Are probiotics in poultry production still effective?

Warnings that probiotics may not offer all this is claimed should be aimed at the strains marketed, not the class of additive.

Over recent months, there have been many warning flags in the scientific press regarding the failure and potential danger of the use of probiotics in poultry production.  Critics have indicated that there is very little safety and efficacy data on probiotic use, that they can lead to harmful bacterial overgrowth…

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